Forces measured during spinal manipulative procedures in two age groups.

@article{Harms1999ForcesMD,
  title={Forces measured during spinal manipulative procedures in two age groups.},
  author={Margret Harms and Steve Innes and Daniel L. Bader},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={267-74}
}
OBJECTIVE Manipulation techniques have a prominent, yet controversial, role in the treatment of back pain. Their use varies widely between the professional groups and between individual therapists, with no accurate method of standardizing or quantifying the treatment administered. METHODS An instrumented mobilization couch was developed to measure and characterize typical forces used during spinal manipulative therapy. The couch was used to measure the forces applied to the lumbar spine of 30… CONTINUE READING